B Protocol C Library Routines (PRELIMINARY) Page 2FILE TRANSFERS 08 Mar 882.0 FILE TRANSFERS2.1 IntroductionFile transfers are generally initiated from the host via some sort ofinquiry sequence. The routines provided in BPPACKET and BPSLAVE allowyou to perform file transfers by providing the protocol interfacebetween your remote IO and your file IO. BPPACKET provides for thehandling of a response to a remote inquiry (ASCII ENQ character.)BPSLAVE provides the handling for the actual file transfer. Throughcalls to your facilities, BPSLAVE and BPPACKET provide continuousstatus information to your application interface. File transferoptions are set-up and chosen automatically via the B Plus negotiationpacket.
it started in the 50's or 60's as the DARPA network that was the main link between missile silos in the United States
and somewhere around the time of April 7th 1969 it was somewhat public and renamed the ARPA Network under "RFC 1".
At this time it was mainly used at the College/University level for time-sharing projects involving number crunching.
Some users, fortunate enough to have a PC and a Modem, called another system to access other computers and download files. Some of the most popular dial up systems ran RiBBS, UUCP, B Protocol (by Compuserve), KA9Q (Early TCP/IP).
The internet went mainstream public in 1992 by Prodigy, America On Line (AOL), CompuServe and others.
For the sake of history of the internet, should I place my 4GB+ of ancient dinosaur archive online?
Date: 15 May 1981 (Friday) 1816-EDTFrom: WESTFW at WHARTON-10 (William Westfield)To: dan at MIT-MLcc: info-cpm at MIT-MCSubject: MODEM for TOPS-10There is now a simple minded version of the MODEM program that willdownload programs from a site runnning TOPS-10. It will only handletext type files, and transferrs are only one way, but it should helpsome of you.Source code on WHARTON-10 in MODEM.MAC[4000,42] FTPable withoutlogining in.Comments and suggestions should be sent to BillW@SRI-KLEnjoyBILLW